Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
an election. the conservatives are likely to take power. and support nuclear power once again. that's likely to cause gridlock in the parliament, send demonstrators in the streets. back to you, charlie and norah. >> lucy craft, thank you. >>> back here in washington there is little movement toward a compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. there are just 25 days until the deadline. officials are saying the negotiations are now in the had hands of two men, president obama and house speaker eer jo boehner. bill plante is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and good morning in the west. the president has stepped up his rhetoric, warning failure to fix the fiscal crisis could sour the christmas season. as another day passed without any real progress, president obama ventured out to push his claim that the middle class will suffer. ♪ you better watch out you better not cry ♪ >> at the national christmas tree lighting, president obama joined the holiday mood. but earlier, visiting a middle class virginia family, he threatened that congress could ruin the christmas season
Dec 5, 2012 7:00am PST
health care was in the news and also, of course during the last stages of the election. >> this is the first time you've chosen words the year, right? two words paired. >> what we see is that socialism had larger number of look ups but what we saw when people looked up socialism they went and compared that definition with capitalism and i want shows really a pairing of a kind. >> what were the runner up? >> there were runner ups that came from the election also. the word malarky. one of the biggest spikes when vice president biden used that. schadenfreude, the german word for damage and joy, taking pleasure in somebody else's sadness. and the word meme because of all the internet meme that came out of the deaf bait, hillary clinton's texting earlier in the year. >> think it's so interesting that socialism and capitalism came up as the words the year because the president was branded as a socialist so people were looking to the actual definition. clearly you saw a huge uptick in online searches. >> what's great about having the dictionary online the data floss two ways.
Dec 3, 2012 7:00am PST
officials or elected officials behind this move. >> what prevents the government saying and he was spy we want to trade him for one of our legitimate spies. >> nothing except there is the tit for tat. we've seen it before. quickly there was a trade on a bridge. but most of the spies we arrest here in the united states we don't arrest. they are hereunder diplomatic cover. they have diplomatic immunity. we send them back home and say don't come back. their country pick an equal number of ours and do the same thing. when you have someone under non-official cover or a contractor to the state department through a congressionally funded program that cuba then passes a law against, so we're basically saying you're a contractor for the government. congress funds this. you go to cuba and break through he's hanging out there. it should be very uncomfortable for our government and to the extent it's not his life. >> john miller, thank you. up next a common diabetes drug offers hope for treating ovarian cancer. offers hope for treating ovarian cancer. we'l,,,,,, when i take a picture of this check, i